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Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 13-07-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By zob
Hi, I also have one of these; they were...

Hi,

I also have one of these; they were attached to the front of the regimental vehicles I believe.

Regards,

Zob.
Forum: Off topic 15-04-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,254
Posted By zob
Absolutely brilliant! Zob.

Absolutely brilliant!

Zob.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-03-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By zob
Hi, I think your rank slide is Kenya Police...

Hi,

I think your rank slide is Kenya Police (North Eastern) district.

Zob.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-03-20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By zob
Hi Exiazero, Thank you so much for this;...

Hi Exiazero,

Thank you so much for this; I’ve had it lying around for an age and always wondered what it said. The back stamp is: Samuel Bros Ltd, London, so obviously British made – Shanghai,...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-03-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By zob
Oriental button.

Oriental button:

Hi,

Is there anybody on here who can translate or knows what this button is?

Zob.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-01-20, 02:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By zob
Purely speculation but, the first badge looks...

Purely speculation but, the first badge looks like a faded full dress bullion version of the Indian 19th Division formation sign to me. Also, 2nd K.A.R. only ever wore an English numeral on the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-11-19, 03:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By zob
Hi Billy, Just as a point of reference, the...

Hi Billy,

Just as a point of reference, the piece of rope you’re describing is known as a “Torse”, which in heraldry represents a twisted roll of fabric found on the crown of the helmet or under...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-10-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By zob
I think the Uganda Police Special Constabulary...

I think the Uganda Police Special Constabulary wore a similar title to your U.P.S.C. in the late 1940s early 1950s. There is a picture of this in one of the early 1950s/60s MHS journals, which...
Forum: General Topics. 30-08-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By zob
I’ll have to second that. Except for a few, now...

I’ll have to second that. Except for a few, now sadly retired members of staff, the biggest bunch of incredibly rude smart arses that ever plagued this side
of the river Thames.

Zob.
Forum: General Topics. 23-08-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By zob
Congratulations, time to put your feet and...

Congratulations, time to put your feet and relax…. enjoy.
Zob.
Forum: General Topics. 17-07-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By zob
Hi Luke, Sorry to hear of your dilemma but,...

Hi Luke,

Sorry to hear of your dilemma but, I think you need to call time on this one as you only have 30 days to get your money back from eBay, so I would put your claim in now as you’re...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-06-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By zob
Sorry, that wasn’t very clear, what I meant was...

Sorry, that wasn’t very clear, what I meant was worn pennant fashion with the point (tip of the apex) facing either left or right or possible down (inverted).

On the point of this being in place...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-06-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By zob
Hi, On the assumption that the patch is...

Hi,

On the assumption that the patch is being worn under different cap badges in your photograph, and therefore unlikely to be solely associated to the RUR, then I would hazard a guess that it...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-06-19, 01:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By zob
There is an almost identical pair illustrated in...

There is an almost identical pair illustrated in “British Colonial Badges II” by B. Renfrew, M. Renfrew and B. Cranston 2014. Nos 1557/1558 - British Guiana Police collar badges. Albeit in gilded...
Forum: Army 26-04-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By zob
Unfortunately I donít know, however thatís...

Unfortunately I donít know, however thatís precisely the same question that occurred to me, but not I might add, before amusing myself half the night thinking that there isnít exactly a polite way of...
Forum: Army 26-04-19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By zob
Hi, Your badge crossed swords surmounted...

Hi,

Your badge crossed swords surmounted with a miniature Rhodesia Regiment badge is listed in “The Military Badges and Insignia of Southern Africa” by Colin R. Owen, 1990 edition as: No2988 Royal...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-04-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By zob
It appears to share a number of similarities with...

It appears to share a number of similarities with one or two American divisional patches, particularly the central escutcheon which looks very similar to that of the American 28th Infantry Div.
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-04-19, 01:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By zob
Other than representing a wheel, there doesn’t...

Other than representing a wheel, there doesn’t appear to be any correlation between the armband and the badge shown. Different number of spokes, colour and design.

Zob.
Forum: General Topics 17-04-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By zob
My guess a bereavement piece Ė purple being the...

My guess a bereavement piece Ė purple being the colour of mourning for a widow.

Zob.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-04-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By zob
Lampwick, Sometimes itís a good idea to take...

Lampwick,

Sometimes itís a good idea to take a fresh approach and stand these things on their head.:confused:

Zob.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-04-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 932
Posted By zob
Just as a point of interest when interpreting...

Just as a point of interest when interpreting hallmarks, that it is the last of the two period dates given that is used to indicate the age of the piece in question.

Zob.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-04-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 932
Posted By zob
The closest I can get it using my pocket edition...

The closest I can get it using my pocket edition “Jackson’s Hallmarks” is 1891, but you must view the Gothic date letter punch mark upside-down – not an uncommon practice I understand.

Zob.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-04-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By zob
There are a few countries that use and have used...

There are a few countries that use and have used the Star of David as their choice of emblem particularly in Africa, however this particular badge I believe is that of the Nigerian Customs before its...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-04-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By zob
Nigerian Customs. Zob.

Nigerian Customs.

Zob.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 01-04-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By zob
Could it possibly be: Royal Naval Air Station? ...

Could it possibly be: Royal Naval Air Station?

Zob.
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